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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Other Jobs of Famous Writers


Yesterday’s blog about the salaries/earnings of writers got me thinking about jobs held by authors before and during their literary careers.  Most people know that T. S. Eliot worked in a bank while Wallace Stevens spent his life with an insurance company.  Joseph Conrad was a sea captain.  Arthur Conan Doyle practised as a doctor.  Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) prospected for silver and worked as a journalist.

If you’re interested in what jobs writers have held, here are three articles:

“The Jobs 13 Famous Writers Had Before They Became Best-selling Authors”:  https://www.bustle.com/articles/101251-the-jobs-13-famous-writers-had-before-they-became-best-selling-authors

“The Early Jobs of 24 Famous Writers”:  http://mentalfloss.com/article/31026/early-jobs-24-famous-writers